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CLARKE, John Mason, geologist, born in Canan-daigua, New York, 15 April, 1857. He was educated at Amherst, and at the University of Gottingen, Germany. From 1881 till 1884 he was professor of geology and mineralogy at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, after which he filled a similar chair in the Massachusetts agricultura1 College at Amherst, and in 1886 became assistant paleontologist of the state of New York. Ills published papers include "New Devonian Crustacea" (1882)" "Devonian Crustacea" (1883); "Cirriped Crusta-cea from the Devonian" (1883): "Ueber Deutsche Oberdevonische Crustaceen" (1884);" Die Fauna des Iberger Kalks" (1884); "On Devonian Spores" (1885); "The Geological Succession in Ontario County, New York" (1886): and "On the Higher Devonian Faunas of Ontario County, New York" (1886).
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